The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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Capital, $75,000, Surplus & Profits, $20,000
ROCKDALE, MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 30.
Christmas Holidays Quiet But
Unusually Pleasant in Rockdalej
The Annual Stock Holders' Meeting
for the election of five directors will
be held at this Bank Tuesday, Janu-
ary 11. 1916. Polls will be open from
10 o'clock a. m. to 12 o'clock noon.
R L HALE
A. P. PERRY. JR.
C. H. COFFIELD
| Rockdale people spent one of the community is unusually fortu-
i the quietest and most pleasant nate in having so few families
C iristmases on record. T h eij in straightened circumstances,
weather was ideal clear and and all those whose condition
1 cold, and waspreceeded by favor-' could be ascertained were looked
able shopping weather, so that after.
, everybody was ready for the; The weather man changed his
yuletide. There were few homess program with startling sudden-
in the city that were not either; ness and effectiveness immedi-
entertaining home-comers or else ately after Christmas, however,
had sent members of the family and beginning with Monday this
Holiday Personals of Visitors
elsewhere on Christmas visits,
and many lovely family reunions
The various churches held their
Christmas tree exercises on Fri-
day evening, while the “Good-
fellows” effected an organization
and looked after the poor of the
section of the state has been
visited by the worst weather of
the winter. All varieties were
included, beginning with a nor-
ther, followed by rain, then sleet,
ice, more rain, another norther
and snow. The sun did not shine
l r. sessions. Pr«*. ■. locwenstein. Act<*» vk«-pt—i—i
S. G. noooc. Vi«-PtmWmi MORALE S. swim. Am*. CmWw
raeo m. graves.
The Rockdale State Bank
Capital and Surplus, $80,000.00
Solicits your business, offering you
every convenience and courtesy con-
sistent with prudent banking methods
to which you may be entitled by your
balance, business and responsibility.
city in splendid style. Really, again until Wednesday.
Comptroller Reports that 76 Clubs
DIRECTORS 8. lOEWENSTEtN
S. G. HODGE
H N. CAMP
1. P. SESSIONS
R. W. WALLIS
Noted Southern Orator Will Make
In and Out of Regal Rockdale and Dozen Saloons Quit at El Paso Address to Hood’s Texas Brigade
E. L Rasberry was here from
Rev. B. B. Blaylock was over
from Cameron one day last week.
Enid Keith, of Sealy, is visit-
ing the family of his uncle, J. L.
Truett Blaylock came over
from Cameron Monday for a visit
C. E. Turner visited relatives
and friends at Elgin during
Dr. R. C. Wallis, wife and lit-
tle son came home from San An-
tonio for Christmas.
Mrs. E. M. Arledge enjoyed a
Christmas visit from her sister.
Mrs. Terry, and children, of
Mrs. Joe Edwards and daugh-
ter, Miss Bertha, of Rogers were
Christmas visitors in the P. E.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Gaither
and little daughter spent Christ-
mas with Mrs. Gaither’s mother
Mr. and Mrs. Muir Dunnington
and little daughter, Carmilita,
of Huntsville, were Christmas
guests in the home of their par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Dunning-
Miss Myra McDaniel spent
Christmas with her parents at
Hicks, as did also her sister. Miss
Gussie, who is a student in a
Tyler business college.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Isaacs and
two children, of Dallas and Mr.
Burford Isaacs of Ft Worth, spent
Christmas with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Isaacs.
Mr and Mrs. W. F. Farmer
snjoyed a Christmas visit from
children, as follows: Mr.
A. M. Farmer of Thatcher, Ariz.
. Mrs. Annie Elkins of Lovelady.
[ Mrs. G. W. West of Galveston.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rawls, of
waco, were Christmas visitors
"A • I * . , « « •
- wic nume or tne iaay s par-
Sfk, Mr. and Mrs. A. Longmire.
w, L Whatley came over from
JWRers in his car and went hunt-
iw,'^ fhe Longmire boys
wmle Mr. Longmire took the car
*°d the ladies of the household
wer to Rogers where a second
; fjstmas dinner was disposed of
® th« Whatley home.
H. D. Kone came home from
Hutto for the holidays.
Lee Clark Jr., of Ballinger,
came home for Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Sledge
visited at Cotulla the first of the
Miss Opha Lee Blaylock, of
Cameron, was the guest of Miss
Eloie Clark this week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Cantrell
spent Christmas with Mr. Can-
trell’s mother in Houston.
Misses Bess and Emma Jean
Lockwood came home from State
University for the holidays.
Miss Margaret Wallace, of
Cameron, came over Monday for
a visit with Miss Mary E!la Wal-
Mrs. J. W. Davis and children,
of Bertram, Burnet county, were
Christmas guests of her brother,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Joiner and
baby, of Sweeney, were holiday
guests of Mrs. Joiner’s parents, j
Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank McCalla.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Barniore,;
of Cuero, and Little Miss Cora
Barniore. of Cameron, spent
Christmas Day with Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. F. Niehaus.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Rylander,
of Watt Farm, north of Cameron,
were passing guests in Rockdale
Saturday night, enroute to San
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Mann and
little daughter, Ruth Helen, ot
Taylor, were Christmas guests of
the lady’s parents. Dr. and Mrs.
S. B. Kirkpatrick. Dr. B. A.
Kirkpatrick and wife, of Tracy,
were also guests in this home.
H. G. Murphree came home
from Denton for Christmas, and
reported the Henne & Meyer Co.
doing a big business in their
closing out sale at Denton.
Murph says Denton is a line iitue
city—one of the finest and pretti-
est he Mas seen.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Turner and
Little Ollie. Jr.. Mr. Frank Tur-
ner and Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Moore, all of Smithville. Texas,
spent the Holidays with Mr. and
and Mrs. J. G. Turner, of this
city. All except Mrs. Moore re-
turned home Monday.
Austin, Texas, December 27.—
Twelve saloons in El Paso have
been closed as the result of in-
vestigations of the St«|e Comp-
troller’s Department. It is also
learned that injunctions are in
force against seventy-six clubs
of that city to compel enforce-
ment of the liquor law's of the
The surrenderor' liquor licenses
was made without a contest fol-
lowing investigations of special
representatives. of the State
Comptroller’s Department, based
on information that the State
laws were being violated. Evi-
! denee was gathered prior to riling
| of complaints and Liquor License
[ Permit Clerk R, H. Humphrey
made a trip to that city to prose-
cute the cases. The evidence
apparently was so conclusive that
the licenses were forfeited with-
out a contest.
Comptroller Terrell announced
that El Paso officers had been
very active in prosecution of vio-
lates, particularly among the so
called social clubs orgauized for
the purpose of dispensing liquor.
The Reporter was paid a short
call by Mr. A. M. Farmer Mon-
day, Mr. Farmer is a son of
our townsman, W, F. Farmer,
an! left here eleven years ago
and located at Thatcher, Ariz.
He finds many startling changes
in Rockdale, he says, and all for
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Ur prices are also right.
B. L. DOUTHIT,
Jeweler & Optician ml Perry A Quebe’s Drug Store
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Wishes for you
A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
OUR PURE CANDIES
B. V Arnold, president of the
Hood’s Texas Brigade Associa-
tion, which will hold its 191t> an-
nual reunion in Rockdale, is in j
receipt of a letter from Rev. S.
A. Steel, of Columbia. S. C., in
which Dr. Steel promises to be
in Rockdale on that occasion and
make the principal address to the
old soldiers. Dr. Steel is recog-
nized as one of the South’s great-
est orators, a profound student
of the causes and effects of the
war between the states, and
bearing an undying love for the
Lost Cause. His letter follows:
Columbia, S. C.
December 22. 1915.
B. V. Arnold,
Dear Bro.: I have just receiv-
ed a letter from Mr. J. E. Cooke
telling me of your election as
President of Hood’s Texas Bri-
igade Association, and conveying
to me lor you an invitation to
come to Rockdale next fall and
deliver the regular annual ad-
dress to the meeting of these old
heroes. You could not have con-
ferred a higher honor on me. or
invited me to a more congenial
service. Only those of us who
lived through the trials of our
great struggle know how sacred
its memories are. I am grateful
that we have lived to see a South-
ern President, and a reunited
country in fact, and that the sun
of our old soldiers is setting for
so many, without any shadows.
1 thank you for this invitation,
and accept it. God willing, 1 will
be with you, and speak as you
desire. It is said that in coun-
tries where they have kings, em-
perors and such obsolete figure-
heads, an invitation is equivalent
to a command. So it is with our
soldiers. An invitation is a com-
mand. and in this instance. 1 will
gladly obey orders.
I am glad to hear from you,
and to know that you are still
active, and loyal to our beloved
South and its proud traditions. I
am sending you under a separate
cover a copy of my pamphlet,
"The South was Right.” It will
show you where I stand. Wish-
ing you a Happy Christmas, 1
am. Very truly.
S. A. Stkkl.
In 1916 —
Awaiting your orders are the best
butter, coffee and teas of quality, the
finest cheese obtainable, fresh fruits,
fragrant spices, pure olive oil, break-
fast foods of all kinds and fancy gro-
ceries of unexcelled merit.
Our stock would make the
mouth of Lucullus water.
We I hank you cordially for your trade in 1915 and
hope to merit a continuance of same in 1916
T. B. Kemp & Son
Phone No. 2 * Rockdale
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Cooke, John Esten. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1915, newspaper, December 30, 1915; Rockdale, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth742843/m1/1/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.